So we've given it a couple of weeks since the end of lockdown announcement, and we're embarking on our biggest decimation yet!
Last Updated on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by Midlands Maidens
How it Works
How what works? It’s the commuity forum actually, so if you were thinking of joining, here’s a quickie on how it works.
We’re getting a few forum spammers applying to join the community forum, when in reality it’s so simple, even Louise can do it.
Bolloxs – Lou-lou
So how do we know that some of those applying are spammers?
It’s quite simple really:
When you visit the COMMUNITY FORUM page to register an account, this does NOT use the website software as there is a different way to register on the forum.
Inside the forum registration as soon as you register, an email is sent out to all new members where they can set their forum password.
As most of these spammers will be using fake email addresses, the majority of them will not get an email at all, but then they’ll go to the ‘failsafe‘ option.
Spammers wil just click onto the ‘forgot your password’ option, and get into the forum that way.
The one problem with using this method though, is that a spammer will never show as having logged in – and from there it’s an easy job to go through all of those ‘members’ that haven’t logged in and delete them.
Why is a forum such a great draw for spammers?
It’s purely for their own greed actually, in that (when registered) they can drop a load of backlinks into posts about sunglasses, shoes, wristbands, viagra, and casinos.
Even when they do get in, their first three posts need to be moderated by ourselves, and any posts get deleted and the member banned.
So to recap:
To join the Midlands Maidens Community Forum:
1) Choose REGISTER
2) Choose a Username, add your email and agree to accept an email with your logon link.
3) Accept the Forum Rules
4) Check your email for your login link and set your password
5) Get posting!
Now that you know how it works, we look forward to welcoming you in the forum!